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  1. Content type: Research

    We sought to quantitatively describe the fine-scale foraging behavior of northern resident killer whales (Orcinus orca), a population of fish-eating killer whales that feeds almost exclusively on Pacific salmon (

    Authors: Brianna M. Wright, John K. B. Ford, Graeme M. Ellis, Volker B. Deecke, Ari Daniel Shapiro, Brian C. Battaile and Andrew W. Trites

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:3

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    Movement behaviour is fundamental to the ecology of animals and their interactions with other organisms, and as such contributes to ecosystem dynamics. Waterfowl are key players in ecological processes in wetl...

    Authors: Erik Kleyheeg, Jacintha G. B. van Dijk, Despina Tsopoglou-Gkina, Tara Y. Woud, Dieuwertje K. Boonstra, Bart A. Nolet and Merel B. Soons

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:2

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  3. Content type: Methodology article

    The use of light level loggers (geolocators) to understand movements and distributions in terrestrial and marine vertebrates, particularly during the non-breeding period, has increased dramatically in recent y...

    Authors: Benjamin Merkel, Richard A. Phillips, Sébastien Descamps, Nigel G. Yoccoz, Børge Moe and Hallvard Strøm

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:26

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  4. Content type: Review

    In the last thirty years, the emergence and progression of biologging technology has led to great advances in marine predator ecology. Large databases of location and dive observations from biologging devices ...

    Authors: Matt Ian Daniel Carter, Kimberley A. Bennett, Clare B. Embling, Philip J. Hosegood and Debbie J. F. Russell

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:25

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  5. Content type: Review

    Most songbird migrants travel between their breeding areas and wintering grounds by a series of nocturnal flights. The exact nocturnal departure time for these flights varies considerably between individuals e...

    Authors: Florian Müller, Philip D. Taylor, Sissel Sjöberg, Rachel Muheim, Arseny Tsvey, Stuart A. Mackenzie and Heiko Schmaljohann

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:24

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  6. Content type: Research

    The juvenile stage of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) can last for decades. In the North Pacific Ocean, much is known about their seasonal movements in relation to pelagic habitat, yet understanding thei...

    Authors: D. K. Briscoe, D. M. Parker, S. Bograd, E. Hazen, K. Scales, G. H. Balazs, M. Kurita, T. Saito, H. Okamoto, M. Rice, J. J. Polovina and L. B. Crowder

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:23

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  7. Content type: Methodology article

    We are increasingly using recording devices with multiple sensors operating at high frequencies to produce large volumes of data which are problematic to interpret. A particularly challenging example comes fro...

    Authors: Rory P. Wilson, Mark D. Holton, James S. Walker, Emily L. C. Shepard, D. Mike Scantlebury, Vianney L. Wilson, Gwendoline I. Wilson, Brenda Tysse, Mike Gravenor, Javier Ciancio, Melitta A. McNarry, Kelly A. Mackintosh, Lama Qasem, Frank Rosell, Patricia M. Graf, Flavio Quintana…

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:22

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  8. Content type: Review

    Increased availability of high-resolution movement data has led to the development of numerous methods for studying changes in animal movement behavior. Path segmentation methods provide basics for detecting m...

    Authors: Hendrik Edelhoff, Johannes Signer and Niko Balkenhol

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:21

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    Describing migratory connectivity in mobile animals is crucial for understanding the selective pressures acting on different populations throughout their life cycle. Tracking single individuals has provided va...

    Authors: Ivan Maggini, Benjamin Metzger, Maren Voss, Christian C. Voigt and Franz Bairlein

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:20

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  10. Content type: Methodology article

    Periodicity in activity level (rest/activity cycles) is ubiquitous in nature, but whether and how these periodicities translate into periodic patterns of space use by animals is much less documented. Here we i...

    Authors: Guillaume Péron, Chris H. Fleming, Rogerio C. de Paula and Justin M. Calabrese

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:19

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    Where apex predators move on the landscape influences ecosystem structure and function and is therefore key to effective landscape-level management and species-specific conservation. However the factors underl...

    Authors: Andrew M. Kittle, John K. Bukombe, Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Simon A. R. Mduma and John M. Fryxell

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:17

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    Knowledge of immigration and emigration rates is crucial for understanding of population dynamics, yet little is known about these vital rates, especially for arctic songbirds. We estimated immigration in an A...

    Authors: Franz Bairlein, D. Ryan Norris, Christian C. Voigt, Erica H. Dunn and David J. T. Hussell

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:16

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    Characterizing the movement patterns of animals is an important step in understanding their ecology. Various methods have been developed for classifying animal movement at both coarse (e.g., migratory vs. sede...

    Authors: Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau, Jonathan R. Potts, Charles B. Yackulic, Jacqueline L. Frair, E. Hance Ellington and Stephen Blake

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:15

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    Generalist predators may vary their diet and use of habitat according to both internal state (e.g. breeding stage) and external (e.g. weather) factors. Lesser black-backed gulls Larus fuscus (Linnaeus 1758) are d...

    Authors: Natalie Isaksson, Thomas J. Evans, Judy Shamoun-Baranes and Susanne Åkesson

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:11

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    Geolocators are useful for tracking movements of long-distance migrants, but potential negative effects on birds have not been well studied. We tested for effects of geolocators (0.8–2.0 g total, representing ...

    Authors: Emily L. Weiser, Richard B. Lanctot, Stephen C. Brown, José A. Alves, Phil F. Battley, Rebecca Bentzen, Joël Bêty, Mary Anne Bishop, Megan Boldenow, Loïc Bollache, Bruce Casler, Maureen Christie, Jonathan T. Coleman, Jesse R. Conklin, Willow B. English, H. River Gates…

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:12

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  16. Content type: Research

    Freshwater lakes and rivers of the Northern Hemisphere have been freezing increasingly later and thawing increasingly earlier during the last century. With reduced temporal periods during which ice conditions ...

    Authors: Mathieu Leblond, Martin-Hugues St-Laurent and Steeve D. Côté

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:14

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  17. Content type: Research

    The movement patterns of many southern African waterfowl are typified by nomadism, which is thought to be a response to unpredictable changes in resource distributions. Nomadism and the related movement choice...

    Authors: Dominic A. W. Henry, Judith M. Ament and Graeme S. Cumming

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:8

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    The migratory patterns of animals are changing in response to global environmental change with many species forming resident populations in areas where they were once migratory. The white stork (Ciconia ciconia) ...

    Authors: Nathalie I. Gilbert, Ricardo A. Correia, João Paulo Silva, Carlos Pacheco, Inês Catry, Philip W. Atkinson, Jenny A. Gill and Aldina M. A. Franco

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:7

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    Many species are distributed as metapopulations in dynamic landscapes, where habitats change through space and time. Individuals locate habitat through dispersal, and the relationship between a species and lan...

    Authors: Daniel H. Catlin, Sara L. Zeigler, Mary Bomberger Brown, Lauren R. Dinan, James D. Fraser, Kelsi L. Hunt and Joel G. Jorgensen

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:6

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